Tag: Catholic

Parenting Advice from St. Philip Neri

While packing to move (We bought a house! Yay!), I found my copy of “If God Be With Us: The Maxims of St. Philip Neri“. As I flipped through it, skimming through the daily bits of wisdom, I noticed a few that could be applied to parenting. Granted, the few recorded statements of Neri (of … Continue reading »

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Fearing Death on All Souls Day

I was already feeling pretty emotional at the All Souls Day mass. Our parish mourned the deaths of parishioners in the past year by reading their names and having loved ones come up to the front of the altar to light prayer candles. Watching anguished faces approach the candles was hard. Recalling lost loved ones … Continue reading »

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Where’s the Real Jesus?

In our daily hubbub we forgot to add Jesus, Mary, and Joseph to our stable scene on Christmas Eve. Today is the feast of the Epiphany, so I decided to rectify that oversight and also add the three magi. I had Alex help with the Holy Family and Joel help with the magi. Alex asked … Continue reading »

Graceful Lily

This cute little milestone for Lily is a few weeks old, but I didn’t get around to blogging about it until now. Every evening before we eat dinner, Amanda and I lead Alex and Joel in saying grace. One evening …

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Fr. Beavis and Fr. Butt-head?

Explanation here.